CE: Aldo Leopold Series - Morels, Fungi and Lichens
May 9 Morels, Fungi, & Lichens
$15.00 Per Session
$75.00 For 10 Session Season
Age 14 & Over
Honey Creek, IA - Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. for the next session of a new 2020 programming series, "A Land Ethic Workshop".
Join instructor Ron Cisar as we celebrate the life & legacy of famous naturalist & philosopher Aldo Leopold. Our May 9th session will focus on Leopold's essay "Back From the Argentine" & will feature guest speaker Mary Bomberger Brown, UNL Research Associate Professor & director of Tern & Plover Conservation Partnership.
Participants in this session will study & learn:
To identify & recognize local mushrooms & other fungi & lichens
Fungal structure & adaptations
Tern & plover conservation efforts
Nature's changes that you can watch for during the month of May
Continued nature journaling experience
Participants will also take to the Hitchcock trails for a short hike to explore the signs of the season before ending the day with a song.
This program is intended for participants age 14 & over with an interest in the natural world, no experience or prior knowledge is required to participate. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.
Cost for this program is $15.00 per person per individual session, or, participants may register for the remaining 8 sessions of the 2020 season at the discounted price of $75.00.
*Participants do not need to attend every session to enjoy this programming series.
Registration for our May 9th Session will Open in March, 2020
Click Here to Register for the Remaining 2020 Season
About "A Land Ethic Workshop"
"A Land Ethic Workshop" will focus on the work & life of naturalist & Iowa native Aldo Leopold. Each month participants will explore a new work by Leopold coupled with hands on activities such as hikes, aquatic studies, guest lectures, sketching, journaling and more.
Programs are from 9:00 a.m. to noon & occur monthly March through December & are held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Participants may register for individual sessions or opt to attend all 2020 sessions. Participants do not need to attend every program session. Individual sessions are $15.00 per person & our full programming series of 10 sessions is $75.00.
Participants should note that classes will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & will at times require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain; some sessions may be physically challenging. Portions of each session will occur outdoors, students should come prepared for the weather & the elements.
Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the first day of the event by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance of the event will not be refunded. Program fees for events cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation for any reason will be refunded.
Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center.
This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome.